Scott Brown’s Campaign Fundraising Fear Tactic That Rachel Maddow Might Run for Senate Is Short Lived

Once upon a time, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was rumored to be running for political office. Now, it’s Rachel Maddow‘s turn. But the guy driving that story line? None other than newly minted Sen. Scott Brown, who’s using the idea of a dyke running for his Senate seat in Massachusetts to drum up cash.

A random blog post led to this Brown campaign email, which read in part:

It’s s only been a couple of months since I’ve been in office, and before I’ve even settled into my new job, the political machine in Massachusetts is looking for someone to run against me. And you’re not going to believe who they are supposedly trying to recruit — liberal MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow.

Rachel lives in western Massachusetts, and recently it was reported that the chairman of the state Democratic Party had apparently tried to reach out to her in an attempt to coax her into a race against me. You can read about it here.

The political season never ends, which is why I need your continued support. While my opponents strategize on how to defeat me in 2012, I’m going to continue to speak out against higher taxes, more spending and greater government control in our lives.

For the record, Maddow isn’t running. Also for the record, Brown isn’t up for re-election until 2012.

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